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The National Police Air Service has condemned Nigel Griffiths' use of a laser pen as "stupid and reckless".
"The sentence itself should act as a deterrent to others who should look at this and think this is not a game" says Chief Supt Ian Whitehouse.
"Real people's lives are put at risk. Anyone who takes it upon themselves to shine a laser at an aircraft will result in being arrested, being prosecuted and will get a criminal record".
A 22-year-old man from Greenfield, Flintshire has been given a five month suspended sentence, 200 hours community service and £145 costs today at Mold Magistrates Court after admitting recklessly or negligently acting in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft / person in an aircraft.
Kevin Griffiths shone a laser pen at a police helicopter that was searching for a missing person.